Geology is a diverse discipline, incorporating aspects of physics, chemistry, biology and natural history in the attempt to solve earth-related problems. Geoscientists provide basic information to society for solving problems and establishing policy for resource management, environmental protection, public health, safety, and welfare.
The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Geology is designed to provide students with a broad background in geology with advanced preparation in earth materials, structural geology, and tectonics. Completion of this program prepares students for a variety of careers in geology or graduate work in geology. The BS is recommended for students who are preparing to become professional geologists and intend to enter industry or enroll in a graduate program upon completion of the degree.
The Geology Department has:
- Engaging award winning teachers who inspire students and instill modern active-learning pedagogies in their courses.
- Active scholars in diverse specialties that involve students in their research projects.
- Helpful staff that support the educational mission of the department and create a positive atmosphere for students.
- Excellent role models for women in science — 30% of faculty and 50% of undergraduate and MS graduate students are women that are actively engaged in teaching, research, and service.
- A reputable high-quality program that integrates unique field experiences and modern technology throughout the curriculum.